Community can be defined as a group of people who share common values, characteristics or interests. It can be a specific location -- such as Landis Homes -- or a broader group like the business community, or a geographical area. Life in the community can be enhanced through cooperation, encouragement, mutual respect, affirming gifts and abilities, and seeking ways to improve.
At the Landis Homes community, every day of the week, some of the 469 volunteers are actively serving each other by sharing their time and abilities. There are specific tasks to be accomplished such as handling the mail, driving the shuttle, or mending clothing. There are relationships to nurture as volunteers escort residents by wheelchair to activities or worship, visit with residents or play games. Residents also serve in the wider community like serving Meals on Wheels, assisting Mennonite Central Committee, or teaching English to newer immigrants. In 2011, there were 38,554 service hours recorded for Landis Homes and 13,083 service hours by residents in the broader community.
Landis Homes Retirement Community
1001 East Oregon Rd
Lititz, PA 17543-9206